see also: Yana
  • (British, America) IPA: /ˈjɑː.nə/

yana (plural yanas)

  1. (Buddhism) Any of the vehicles of Buddhist or Tantric practice.
    • 2013, Chögyam Trungpa, edited by ‎Judith L. Lief, The Bodhisattva Path of Wisdom and Compassion, volume 2, chapter 1
      The Tibetan word for yana is thekpa, which means "that which lifts you up." Anything that lifts you up and takes you to your destination is a yana.
Related terms Translations
  • French: yâna

  • (British, America) IPA: /ˈjɑː.nə/
Proper noun
  1. A female given name. A romanization of the Bulgarian or Russian name Я́на.
  2. A river in Sakha (Yakutia), Russia that rises near Verkhoyansk and flows into the Yana Bay of the Laptev Sea.
  3. A member of a North American Indian people who once resided in the eastern portion of the upper Sacramento River valley in California.
  4. The now extinct Hokan language of the Yana, best known for a systematic differentiation between men's and women's speech.

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